senate Bill S6515

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires vacancy lease and renewals of leases for rent regulated housing accommodations to be for a term of 1 year

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 02, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 01, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2012 1st report cal.606
Feb 21, 2012 referred to housing, construction and community development

Votes

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Apr 30, 2012 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

S6515
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Abstained
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Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2012

S6515 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974
Laws Affected:
Amd §10, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974; amd §26-511, NYC Ad Cd

S6515 - Summary

Requires vacancy leases and renewals of leases for rent regulated housing accommodations to be for a term of one year.

S6515 - Sponsor Memo

S6515 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6515

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community Development

AN  ACT  to amend the emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seven-
  ty-four and the administrative code  of  the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  providing  that  vacancy leases and renewals thereof for
  rent regulated housing accommodations shall be for a term of one year

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  a  and  (a-1) of section 10 of section 4 of
chapter 576 of the laws  of  1974,  constituting  the  emergency  tenant
protection  act  of  nineteen  seventy-four, subdivision a as amended by
chapter 234 of the laws of 1984 and  subdivision  (a-1)  as  amended  by
section  8  of  part B of chapter 97 of the laws of 2011, are amended to
read as follows:
  a. For cities having a population of less than one million  and  towns
and  villages, the state division of housing and community renewal shall
be empowered to implement this  act  by  appropriate  regulations.  Such
regulations  may encompass such speculative or manipulative practices or
renting or leasing practices as the state division of housing and commu-
nity renewal determines constitute or are likely to cause  circumvention
of  this act. Such regulations shall prohibit practices which are likely
to prevent any person from asserting any right or remedy granted by this
act, including but not limited to retaliatory  termination  of  periodic
tenancies and shall require owners to grant a new one or two year vacan-
cy or renewal lease at the option of the tenant; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
FOR  VACANCY  AND  RENEWAL  LEASES WHICH TAKE EFFECT ON OR AFTER JANUARY
FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL REQUIRE  OWNERS  TO
GRANT  A  NEW ONE YEAR VACANCY OR RENEWAL LEASE, except where a mortgage
or mortgage commitment existing as of the local effective date  of  this
act  provides that the owner shall not grant a one-year lease; and shall
prescribe standards with respect to the terms and conditions of new  and
renewal  leases,  additional  rent  and such related matters as security
deposits, advance rental payments, the use of escalator clauses in leas-
es and provision for increase in rentals for garages and other ancillary
facilities, so as to insure that the level of rent  adjustments  author-
ized  under  this  law  will  not be subverted and made ineffective. Any

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